Plant Pathology Minor
Plant Pathology students may pursue careers in commercial crop production, industrial sales, private consulting, extension, or research.
Increasing emphasis on biological control, integrated pest management, and sustainable agricultural practices requires knowledge of plant pathogen biology, host-parasite interactions, and environmental parameters influencing disease severity. The Plant Pathology minor focuses on these areas and gives students the background necessary to develop or utilize environmentally-sound disease-control strategies. This program can be designed to supplement majors in any field of the biological sciences and also can be used to prepare students for graduate studies in plant pathology.
- A minor in Plant Pathology requires 18 credits in approved courses. Please refer to the Plant Pathology Minor course requirements in the University Bulletin.
- Please refer to Plnt Path&Envi Micro (PPEM) in the University Bulletin for Plant Pathology Minor course descriptions.
Students may apply for admission to the Plant Pathology minor by using the MINOR DECLARATION application on eLion. If you encounter problems with the Minor Declaration application process, please contact the Registrar's Office for assistance.
Please refer to the 59-00 Requirements for the Minor policy for additional information or consult with your major adviser if you are considering declaring a minor.
For additional information regarding the Plant Pathology minor, contact the Department of Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology (814) 865-7448, or Dr. María del Mar Jiménez Gasco (814-863-2355, email@example.com).